Engaging Your Community Through Cultural Heritage Digital Libraries

Karen Calhoun and Aaron Brenner
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
2:30pm Eastern | 1:30pm Central
12:30pm Mountain | 11:30am Pacific
90 minutes
Karen Calhoun and Aaron Brenner will discuss the digital library as a platform for a two-way exchange of knowledge between your library and community. At cultural heritage’s core is community, and in this workshop, you’ll learn about a range of approaches for community engagement. Community focuses your mission, builds and enriches your collection, and ultimately defines your digital library’s value and decides its sustainability.
Topics include:
  • How to test your assumptions on your audience and its needs
  • How to crowd source your digital library
  • How to use web services, APIs, and the semantic web to improve discoverability
  • How to establish a sustainable funding base for the long term
  • How to collaborate with community partners
  • How to win attention on the social web

Internet Librarian 2014

Join us in Monterey, California once again for a great Internet Librarian Conference!

This year’s Internet Librarian 2014 focuses on the exciting, creative and innovative ways that librarians are not just participating, but driving, the digital directions in their communities. It reflects the strategies, services and tools that enable librarians to engage, connect and build relationships with their communities. It discusses mobile devices and electronic collections and how their use is changing the spaces and services in libraries. It highlights the skills, competencies, and roles that are evolving to deal with all these changes in our communities, campuses and organizations. Hear about leading edge tools and techniques for grabbing the attention of your audience and community at Information Today’s 18th annual Internet Librarian.

Registration has opened; use the special LinkedIn group discount code 14LI to save $100 on the early bird! http://go2.iti.bz/qrh

Supporting Digital Scholarship

Supporting Digital Scholarship
Karen Calhoun and Aaron Brenner
Thursday, June 19
2:30pm Eastern | 1:30pm Central
12:30pm Mountain | 11:30am Pacific
90 minutes


In this workshop, Karen Calhoun, author of the bestselling book Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects, and Aaron Brenner will present a community-centered, life-cycle model of success factors for creating thriving digital library services. You will learn how your team of digital library or repository managers and subject liaisons can create value in scholarly research, communication, and practice.
Topics include:
Evaluating subject—and institutionally—based repositories
Managing the shift to social digital libraries, researcher profiling systems, and scholarly social networks
Overcoming common barriers that digital library managers face
Recognizing the potential value of your digital library

Archives in the Digital Age: When the Past Meets the Future

Online registration is now open for The Northern California Technical
Processes Group (NCTPG) 77th annual program: Archives in the Digital Age:
When the Past Meets the Future.

Presenting on the topic will be:

Lara Michels, Project Archivist, Bancroft Library, University of
California, Berkeley

Sherri Berger, Product Manager, California Digital Library

Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and Founder of the Internet Archives

The program will be held at the San Francisco Public Library’s Koret
Auditorium (lower

level) on Friday, May 23rd, from 9:30am-12:30pm.

Register : http://www.nctpg.org/

ALCTS webinar: Digital Preservation: An introduction to the basic concepts on November 17, 2010


ALCTS webinar: Digital Preservation: An introduction to the basic concepts

Date: November 17, 2010

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.

Description: This webinar will discuss the fundamentals of digital preservation. Upon completion of the webinar, attendees will be able to define digital preservation, discuss significant threats to digital materials, describe tools for addressing these threats, explain three key concepts of digital preservation, and be able to identify sources for further information on the topic.  Intended audience members are library staff with responsibilities for digital projects and those interested in getting an introduction of the basics of digital preservation.

Presenters: Cathy Martyniak, Preservation and Storage Librarian, University of Florida and Emily Gore, Head of Digital Initiatives, Clemson University.  Cathy Martyniak has been the Preservation Librarian at the University of Florida since 1999. Her research interests include digital preservation, interactions between library staff at off-site storage and preservation units and grant writing. She received her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh in 1996.

To Register, complete the online registration form at http://www.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/reg/webinar.cfm
<http://www.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/reg/webinar.cfm>  for the session you would like to attend.


Group Rates – ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $99

Individuals – ALCTS Members: $39; Non-Members: $49

Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate.

The one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or tferren@ala.org
<mailto:tferren@ala.org> .

Trendy topics digital reference online conference on September 14


TAP Information Services and the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University Announce: “Trendy Topics:  Digital Reference” Online Conference

This will be the 7th in a dynamic series of online conferences on hot topics.  Individuals and groups may participate from wherever works best – no need to travel.
Conference Date:  Tuesday, September 14, 2010, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern, 10:00 Central, 9:00 Mountain, and 8:00 Pacific.

Keynote Speakers:
·         Alison Miller from the Internet Public Library will provide the morning keynote on “Digital Reference Evolution.”  She will address user needs and expectations along with librarian responses and best practices in the digital reference environment.

·         R. David Lankes from Syracuse University will provide the afternoon keynote on “Reference in the Crowd.”  He will address creating a whole new reference unrecognizable by our predecessors and infinitely better.

Other Presenters:
·         Rose Chenoweth on “Virtual Valor”
·         Mary-Carol Lindbloom on “Days of Future Past and Digital Reference”
·         Samantha Thompson on “Virtual Reference in Virtual Worlds”
·         Lori Bell and Tom Schmidt on “Mobile Reference”
Conference Series website:  http://www.trendytopics.info
Conference schedule:  http://www.trendytopics.info/T2Refschedule.pdf
Register online:  http://www.eventbee.com/view/trendytopics/event?eid=65537
(If you prefer to pay by check rather than online via credit card, please contact Tom Peters at tpeters@tapinformation.com.)

Registration Fees:
· $40 for individuals
· $100 for groups (that is, 3 or more individuals currently affiliated with the same organization.  Group registration includes participating from up to 3 locations.)
· $30 for students
· San Jose State University SLIS faculty and students may participate at no charge.  Please contact Lori Bell at lbell927@gmail.com for a coupon code. For more information on the Trendy Topics series of online conferences, please contact Lori Bell at lbell927@gmail.com or Tom Peters at TAP Information Services at tpeters@tapinformation.com.